Following the repatriation of Nigerians from Libya by Federal Government, Director General of Jos Business School, Mr. Ezekiel Gomos, has discouraged young Nigerians from travelling abroad to look for greener pasture and urged them to believe in the prosperity of the nation.
He admonished Nigerian youths to think inwards and generate ideas that will make them economically buoyant to discourage themselves from travelling to Libya for greener pasture.
Gomos stated this yesterday during a press briefing in Jos by TEDxRayfield, ahead of a National event holding in Jos on December 9, 2017, to encourage young Nigerians on the need to generate ideas to become self reliance, rather than traveling outside the country.
“It is unfortunate that many Nigerian youths have been caught up in the desert in Libya and Europe in an effort to make a living, it is very sad and unfortunate. Most of today’s successful business men did not start with anything, some did not have to travel some body’s land before they get what they have, we have such people in Africa.
“We don’t have to be mourning about the challenges in our localities, we have seen people who have collected waste materials and turn it into money, we don’t have to become slaves in somebody’s land before we can survive.
“If we keep on thinking that we have to go to Libya and other countries to survive, we will be subjecting ourselves into slave trade, right here in Nigeria, in your local community, you have challenge and they can become opportunities, you don’t have to travel to Libya or Europe for you to make it, you don’t need a lot of money to drive this process but ideas, determination and hard work.”
Convener of TEDxRayfield, Delmwa Deshi-Kura, said the event scheduled for December 9, 2017 in Jos, Plateau State, will hold talks about agitation for restructuring, non-political peace, economic conversations and challenges bedeviling youths in the country.
She noted that the theme of the event “Shifting Paradigms” is designed to motivate young people to activate their leadership potentials as positive change agents of their environment to shun social vises and unnecessary travelling abroad for greener pasture and engage themselves in intellectually stimulating conversations that spur positive action.
“We desire to challenge the commitment of youths to issues that responsibly address questions and solution to slave trade and human trafficking which affect our communities, Nigeria and the world at large.”
Deshi-Kura added that Nigeria youths ought to take drastic action to further the cause of peace building as a panacea to economic development in the country, saying participants are expected from Port-Harcourt, Abuja, Ogun, Lagos, Edo and the 19 Northern states.